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Three Poets in three distant Ages born Greece, Italy and England did adorn , The first in loftinefs of thought Surpasad; The Next in Majesty, in both the' Last. The force of Nature coud no further goe: To make a Third she joynd the Former to.

Dryden

Abarthale Aag; Atake an art,
P 0 E M,

IN.

TWELVE BOOKS,

The AUTHOR
JOHN MILTON.

The Ninth EDITION, Adorn'd

with SCULPTURES.

LONDON:
Printed for Facob Tonfon, at Shake-
Spear's Head, over-against Catherine
Street in the Strand. MDCCXI.

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PRODESSE

OVAM

To the Right Honourable

John Lord Sommers,

Baron of Evebam.

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My LORD,
T was Your Lordship’s Opi-
nion and Encouragement

that occasion’d the first Appearing of this Poem in the Folio Edition, which from thence has been so well receiv’d, that notwithstanding the Price of it was Four times greater than before, the Sale encreas'd double

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